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Senate passes bill to protect whistle-blowers
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Senate passes bill to protect whistle-blowers

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The Senate has passed a bill to protect whistle-blowers and witnesses directly involved in the prosecution of certain criminal
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The bill, titled Witness Protection Programme (Establishment) was passed on Thursday following a report submitted by the committee on human rights, legal matters and judiciary.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Isiaka Adeleke, from Osun West who died in April.

When the bill scaled the second reading in October 2016, the Senate had resolved that it be merged with a similar proposal to protect persons making disclosures for public interest and other forms reappraisal.

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